It appears that the train of controversy visiting different State Houses of Assembly to cause trouble has landed at the Ondo State Hous of Assembly.
This was because there was a mild drama on the floor of the State House of Assembly on Thursday over the supremacy battle between the factional Speaker and the other Speaker of the House.
Trouble started when the Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oloyeloogun, announced the suspension of the factional speaker, Mr Olamide George, and was snubbed by the other lawmakers.
The plenary session was attended by aggrieved lawmakers who signed Oloyeloogun’s impeachment notice recently.
They all disagreed with the Speaker on George’s suspension.
George was alleged to have petitioned the Debt Management Office, claiming to be Speaker and allegedly asking the DMO not to have any relationship with the state again.
The petition was also said to have been signed by the 15 members of the Assembly who signed the impeachment notice of the Speaker.
After the petition was discussed on the floor by the members, a five-man panel was set up to investigate the matter.
According to the lawmakers, the petition, allegedly sponsored by George, was null and void
But the Speaker, in his remarks, announced that George, should be suspended indefinitely.
When he put the matter to a voice vote, members of the Assembly did not respond.
Some members, including Mr Ifedayo Akinsoyinu, Fatai Olotu and the Deputy Speaker, Mr Iroju Ogundeji all disagreed with the Speaker, saying the House should wait for the outcome of the report before any disciplinary action would be taken.
The Speaker thereafter reluctantly reversed the suspension order and asked the committee to submit its report within three weeks.
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